She should at least sue Al Gore, since he invented the damn thing!
As far as I am aware the highest radiation dose
Naturally the `record' must be limited to the subset of known cases. I've been studying the history of Soviet nuclear science and industry for a few years. Things went on in the Soviet Union that beggars the imagination, as they say.
When the waste storage tank blew up in Mayak in 1957, 90% of the high level waste fell in the immediate vicinity. That's 90% of 740 PBq (740E15 decays per second) within about half a kilometer radius, in which there were certainly some number of workers, this being the most urgent period of nuclear weapons development.
There were criticality accidents at Mayak that killed people as well; the Review of Criticality Accidents (2000) mentions seven incidents at Mayak and eight at other Soviet sites.
Then there is Chernobyl. Shortly after the explosion soldiers on the grounds of the plant policed up pieces of graphite and other debris, including fuel, from the reactor core with simple tools, bare hands and no respiratory protection . They were breathing particles of heavy metal isotopes so "hot" that they floated through the air on their own thermal output like little balloons. They were treated as military casualties and their numbers are not publicly known.
The worst case of radiation exposure took place in the Soviet Union. We do not know the circumstances, how severe it was, how many it killed, when or where it happened, but that it did is a metaphysical certitude.
1. The Legacy of Chernobyl, 1992 Medvedev
Been there, and griped about it just before I saw your post. My guess is that "Mr Nice" was a bleeping idiot who didn't see the car in the other lane. I'm just glad I held back until I could see it.
One time, I was trying to make a left turn into oncoming traffic. The first car stopped and waved me on. The problem is, there were two lanes, and if I had gone in front of "Mr Nice", I would have gotten clobbered by the car in the other lane that didn't stop!
I trust the internet enough to pay my bills online. I also check my accounts online to make sure nobody has fsked with them.
Random garbage or valid perl?
Presumably so they can say, without totally lying out their asses, that the message came from his mouth.
Back when I was on Facebook, it seemed like every change they made was designed to make me want to use its product less. So much so that I eventually asked them to delete my account.
I didn't think that was "designed". I thought it was just their ineptness.
Or, if she did document the order, it got lost in another HD crash.
It's easier to glance at my wrist for the time, rather than digging my phone out of my pocket. It also has a stopwatch & timer, though the phone's is so much better that I rarely use the watch for that anymore.
For anything else, I can't think of anything that I can't just as easily do with my phone.
The cars I drove 20-30 years ago had clocks. Even the crappy J (unk) 2000 I started with had a clock (it was the only thing that worked in that POS car).
That's the best case scenario. If the "Dove Soap" ads get so annoying that my knee-jerk reaction to "Dove Soap" is projectile vomiting, they've lost.
I can't see trading a MBA or MBP for this. I might replace an iPad or Android tablet, though that's still iffy. More likely, I'd replace a W8 laptop, but of course that wouldn't help MS.
You're a node in a network of douches. It's nothing personal.
Well, once I was thinking "WTF", but decided that wouldn't go over well with my audience (GF and her underage niece), so said "WTH" instead. Though I'm pretty sure the niece knew what I really meant.